Whippoorwill Chronicles

Whippoorwill Chronicles

by Timothy Strong


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Beautiful, heartbreaking, funny and enlightening.

Sam and George are childhood friends, sharing a deep loyalty that is cemented when George, the older by three years, saves Sam from drowning. When George decides to enlist during Vietnam, and Sam's first sexual experiences lead to a pregnancy, the stress and pressures are too much for Sam's mind to process. He breaks and has his first experience of a psychiatric hospital. As he faces the stigma of mental illness, his girlfriend Delores is ostracized after having an abortion. The two run away to join a commune.

When the consequences of their choices unfold, Sam faces the frailty of relationships, the danger of misplaced emotion, and a complete loss of control. Returning home again, Sam begins a long journey to regain a sense of what is real, what is true and what is his responsibility.

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ISBN-13: 9781684335077
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 08/13/2020
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 904,804
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Tim Strong hold a master's degree in English and Creative Writing from Binghamton University, where he was mentored by Larry Woiwode. Tim's poems and short stories have been published in The Alabama Review, the Mississippi Review, Blueline, False Grief, and The Awakenings Review. An entrepreneur, he owns and manages the BirchBark Bookshop, offering over 75,000 used and rare books. He lives in the foothills of the Adirondacks.

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